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Chris Poland

Chris Poland

Real/full name:
Christopher Poland
61 (born Dec 1st, 1957)
Place of origin:
United States (Dunkirk, New York)


Not to be confused with Chris Poland.

Chris Poland (born December 1st, 1957) is an American guitarist, best known as the former lead guitarist for Megadeth.

Chris had actually been a well known L.A. area fusion player prior to his stint with Dave Mustaine’s group. He has since continued to solidify his reputation as an exceptional musician and guitar player, leading such projects as his ...


Megadeth hired Chris in 1984, replacing Kerry King of Slayer, who was temporarily filling in as lead guitarist.

Poland has a severed tendon on the index finger on his fret hand, which allows him to stretch unusually far with his finger. He has partially attributed the greater flexibility that this affords him to the evolution of his signature guitar playing style, defined by smoothly phrased ...

Chris Poland


1990 Return to Metalopolis Guitars, Bass
2000 Chasing the Sun Guitars
2007 Return to Metalopolis Live (Live album) Guitars


Guitars (1998-present)


Guitars (2009-present)

Circle Jerks

Bass (1987)

Damn the Machine

Guitars, Vocals (1991-1994)

1992 Demo 1992 (Demo) Guitars, Vocals
1993 Silence (Single) Guitars, Vocals
1993 The Mission (Single) Guitars, Vocals
1993 Lonesome God (Single) Guitars, Vocals
1993 Damn the Machine Guitars, Vocals (backing)
1995 Demo (Demo) Guitars, Vocals


Guitars (1984-1987, 2004)

1985 Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good! Guitars (lead)
1986 Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? Guitars
1986 Wake Up Dead (Single) Guitars
1991 Rusted Pieces (Video) Guitars
2000 Capitol Punishment: The Megadeth Years (Compilation) Guitars
2004 The System Has Failed Guitars (lead)
2005 Video Hits (Video) Guitars
2005 Greatest Hits: Back to the Start (Compilation) Guitars (tracks 3, 10, 12)
2006 Arsenal of Megadeth (Video) Guitars
2011 Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? (Boxed set) Guitars
2014 Icon (Compilation) Guitars (tracks 3, 11)
2019 Warheads on Foreheads (Compilation) Guitars (disc 1: tracks 1 - 7, disc 3: track 5)
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Mumbo's Brain

Guitars (1994-1996)

The New Yorkers

Guitars (1977-1982)


2015 Red (EP) Guitars (track 4)

David Ellefson

2019 Sleeping Giants (Compilation) Guitars (track 3)

Flotsam and Jetsam

2014 No Place for Disgrace 2014 Guitars (lead) (tracks 5, 7, 9)

Glen Drover

2011 Metalusion Guitars (track 1)


2008 Slaughtering the Wicked (EP) Guitars

Jeff Loomis

2012 Plains of Oblivion Guitars (lead) (track 6)

Lamb of God

2003 As the Palaces Burn Guitars (lead) (track 3)
2004 Ashes of the Wake Guitars (lead) (track 10: solo 2)


2001 Behind the Music (Extended Version) (Video) Guest
2004 Rust in Peace Guitars (tracks 11-13)
2004 Rust in Peace Guitars (tracks 11-13)
2004 Rust in Peace Guitars (tracks 11-13)
2004 Rust in Peace Guitars (tracks 11-13)

Michael Angelo Batio

2013 Intermezzo Guitars (track 8)


2006 The Longest Night Guitars (lead) (track 1 - 1st solo)


2013 Frequency Unknown Guitars (lead) (track 10)


2016 The Art of Loss Guitars (lead) (tracks 1, 2, 4, 6-9)
2018 Long Night's Journey into Day Guitars (lead)

The Reckoning

2013 Hell Kisses the Earth Guitar solo (track 2)


2014 Onward to Freedom Guitars (lead) (track 3)
2016 Onward to Freedom - Voiceless Guitars (lead) (track 3)
2018 Gazing at Medusa (Single) Guitars (lead)
2018 Sinister Scherzo (Single) Guitars (lead)
2018 Gazing at Medusa Guitars (lead)

Chris Poland

1990 Return to Metalopolis Producer, Mixing
2000 Chasing the Sun Producer
Added by: warzarmz Modified by: Krister Jensen
Added on: 2011-04-09 12:29:40 Last modified on: 2019-10-04 10:00:12
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